How can I add ringtones onto my LG Samba?

Jeannie November 20, 2011
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When I got my LG Samba I loaded some ringtones onto it, but I can’t do it now. I can’t access the folders on the phone from my PC. I don’t have a data plan. Customer service says simply that that is not possible.

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  1. Jay
    November 22, 2011 at 7:36 am

    did you try to access memory card with a card reader, without including the phone ?

    • Jeanniebench
      November 22, 2011 at 3:48 pm

      I did, and created the subdirectory, but when I reached the BitPim dialog I couldn't check ringtones-the selections were greyed out.  

  2. Anonymous
    November 21, 2011 at 4:36 pm
  3. Richard Carpenter
    November 20, 2011 at 7:55 pm

    I would try to install BitPim, http://www.bitpim.org/ , which may autodetect the phone  after it is instal. This is would be a good place to start.

    • Jeanniebench
      November 21, 2011 at 12:39 am

      Thanks Richard! I downloaded BitPim and installed, discovered I needed new device drivers, snagged those, and  it discovered my phone. Now I can see all the folders, but I still can't sideload the files. 

      • Richard Carpenter
        November 21, 2011 at 1:17 am

        I should have explain more, sorry :) BitPim is setup so you can convert your regular music collection into ringtone or transfer small mp3s. When you click the ringtones folder, there should be a Media folder. Under that folder you should see ringers. From there add ringers should be in the toolbar. 

        Here are some alt. instruction from BitPim Help http://www.bitpim.org/help/
        Transferring files to the microSD card through the phone using BitPim is very slow, users should transfer files to the card directly from a PC.On the microSD card, create a subdir called ringers
        Copy your ringtone files to the ringers subdir.
        Insert the card back into the phone and start BitPim.
        Retrieve Ringtone data from the phone:Menu Data -> Get Phone Data.Check on Ringtone, and click on OK.
        Write Ringtone data back to the phone:Menu Data -> Send Phone Data.Check on Ringtone and Replace All, and click on OK.
        All of the ringtones stored on both the phone and the card are now available for assignment.Step 3 through 5 should be repeated for all changes made to the ringers subdir.Ringtones stored on the microSD card will not show up in the Ringers tab, since BitPim does not add or delete those files.

        • Richard Carpenter
          November 21, 2011 at 1:18 am

          The last of the looks terrible, let me try that again...

          Transferring files to the microSD card through the phone using BitPim is very slow, users should transfer files to the card directly from a PC.On the microSD card, create a subdir called ringers
          Copy your ringtone files to the ringers subdir.
          Insert the card back into the phone and start BitPim.
          Retrieve Ringtone data from the phone:Menu Data -> Get Phone Data.Check on Ringtone, and click on OK.
          Write Ringtone data back to the phone:Menu Data -> Send Phone Data.Check on Ringtone and Replace All, and click on OK.
          All of the ringtones stored on both the phone and the card are now available for assignment.Step 3 through 5 should be repeated for all changes made to the ringers subdir.Ringtones stored on the microSD card will not show up in the Ringers tab, since BitPim does not add or delete those files.

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